Falling for Orange Quilts

The fall leaves’ color has peaked here in Wisconsin.  Our puppy has decided that they are a threat and gives a warning bark whenever the wind blows them around.  It would be annoying if she wasn’t so cute.  Today I thought I would show some pictures of quilts which reminded me of fall.  Orange dye was readily available in the 19th century–chrome orange (a.k.a. cheddar) is a very rich saturated color.  Here are some quilts which showcase cheddar:

In the 20th century aniline dies made a softer more pastel orange possible and moved the orange more towards a red-orange, as these quilts from the Quilt Index  and online auctions demonstrate:

I can’t leave out some stunning quilts which were probably made from kits:

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Do you have any orange quilts?

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